Minnesota Majority, pro-voter ID group, blasted for using race-baiting imagery
Today, one of the websites Minnesota Majority maintains -- wewantvoterid.com -- is being blasted for using racist imagery.
A banner on the site uses the following characters to depict fraudulent-voting boogeymen -- a black man in striped prison garb, a Hispanic in what appears to be a mariachi costume, a superhero, a ghost, and a zombie.
|How many stereotypes are in this one picture?|
But Minnesota Majority rejects the claim that the black-man-in-prison-garb image is racist. Its executive director, who also happens to be named Dan McGrath, hit back by saying "Page one in the playbook of the leftist groups is to smear your opponent as a right-wing religious bigot." He told the Star Tribune that the prison-striped figure is meant to represent the problem of felons voting -- nothing more.
Hey Minnesota Majority, here's an easy way to avoid this sort of controversy next time around -- feature a white felon instead.
-- Keith Ellison on voter ID approval: "Today is a sad day for democracy"